The NYPD reached a settlement with Muslim-owned businesses, mosques, student groups, and others it subjected to discriminatory and suspicionless surveillance.
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Singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield’s “Hard Times” is a raw articulation of what it was like to witness the dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the civil rights movement turn into a nightmare. From Mayfield’s 1975 album, “There Is No Place Like America Today,” the funk and soul musician sings,
Unauthorized Disclosure—Episode 11: Israeli Snipers Mow Down Palestinians, But It’s All Just ‘Clashes’ To Media
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola discuss the protests by Palestinians on Land Day and how Israeli forces gunned down more than a dozen demonstrators. They talk about police killing Stephon Clark in Sacramento and how Louisiana refused to charge any officers responsible for killing Alton Sterling. Ahead of the
Local news media in Minnesota reported that FBI special agent Terry Albury was charged with violating the Espionage Act when he allegedly disclosed documents to the Intercept. He apparently pled guilty and took responsibility for his alleged actions. Albury is the second person who made disclosures to the press to
Chicago students on spring break spent the day at city hall protesting Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s plans for a $95 million police training center.
Judge Rules It Was Necessary For Activists In Massachusetts To Engage In Civil Disobedience To Stop Pipeline
A judge in Massachusetts ruled it was necessary for activists to engage in civil disobedience to stop Spectra Energy’s natural gas pipeline in West Roxbury and acquitted the activists of civil infractions. Josh Raisler-Cohen, an attorney with the National Lawyers Guild, said the government reduced charges against the activists to
Federal Appeals Court Recognized Students’ Rights To Challenge South Carolina Law That Chills Freedom Of Expression
The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the mass incarceration of students in South Carolina and in defense of their rights to engage in free speech.
Interview With Jana Nakhal, Lebanese Communist Party Member, On Occupation Of Afrin By Turkish Forces And Takfiri Fighters
Hosts Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola welcome Jana Nakhal, who is a member of the central committee of the Lebanese Communist Party and an independent researcher, to the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast. Nakhal recently traveled to the Kurdish city of Afrin in northwest Syria, which was recently occupied by Takfiri fighters
Greyhound Urged To Not Permit Border Patrol Agents To Conduct Indiscriminate Raids Against Passengers
Greyhound allows Customs and Border Patrol agents to board their buses to conduct indiscriminate “immigration checks.” In response, several American Civil Liberties Union chapters urged the company to not permit agents to conduct these checks that “violate the rights of passengers.” A letter [PDF], which several ACLU chapters signed, describes